Volume 93 | Number 2 | March-April 2005
A new biography offers an intimate look at the fascinating life of Alfred Tarski, who was ambitious, amorous, abusive—and a superb logician
Ernst Mayr's latest collection of essays offers newcomers to biology an entertaining way to expand their horizons
Thanks to "Its Omnipotence the Computer," math is becoming experimental, a posteriori and even contingent, says reviewer Doron Zeilberger
In Science and Polity in France, Charles Coulston Gillispie charts the rise during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic years of a science of how things work
Jared Diamond's Collapse analyzes how past societies either escaped or succumbed to environmental problems
In his hefty new book The Ancestor's Tale, modern-day "Clerk of Oxenford" Richard Dawkins adapts the narrative structure of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to frame a regressive journey through our evolutionary past
In The Effortless Economy of Science?, Philip Mirowski criticizes economic models of science unpersuasively, expressing contempt for those he regards as intellectual opponents
Two eye-opening new anthologies examine the cultural meaning of patterns containing symmetries
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"Penguins are 10 times older than humans and have been here for a very, very long time," said Daniel Ksepka, Ph.D., a researcher at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). Dr. Ksepka researches the evolution of penguins and how they came to inhabit the African continent.
Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species.
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